Welcome to Alfreton Town Council

This site provides you with news of local matters, contact details for the Council and Council Members, meeting dates, minutes and various other useful documents.

**Competition Time**

Best dressed house for VE Day, Stay at home picnic.

Rules of entry:
Follow Public Health England Guidelines and enjoy a safe picnic
Only residents of Alfreton Town can enter (Properties within the boundary of Train Line, A38, Brook and Chesterfield Hill)
Only residential properties can enter, no businesses
Picture to be submitted by 23.59pm on Saturday 9th May 2020, through messenger or email to townclerk@alfretontc.co.uk.

Please confirm full name and address with entry.
All photos will be placed on a post by Alfreton Town Council on Sunday 10th May
Winners to be announced after 12 noon on Wednesday 13th May 2020
Picture with the most likes wins

Prize:
1st £100.00
2nd £50.00
3rd £25.00

A donation to the same value (£175.00) will be made to Royal British Legion.

The event planned on Sunday 10th May 2020 has been cancelled and plans are underway to hold the event later in the year.

Additional Information

DONATION FOR FOOD CHARITY HELPING ALFRETON

Alfreton Town Council have supported the Fareshare Midlands Charity with a donation of £1000.00 to support them during the Coronavirus crisis. 

Fareshare Midlands support in excess of 1000 families in Alfreton, Which represents just under 3% of their support in East Midlands.  Although that figure may be much higher given the unprecedented times that we find ourselves in. 

FareShare Midlands provides a very low-cost food solution to frontline charities and community groups helping them make essential savings on their food budgets, by redistributing good quality in date surplus food from the food industry. Good food becomes surplus for a number of reasons including overproduction or a short shelf life. We work with retailers, suppliers and manufacturers to access surplus food including fresh fruit and vegetables, meats, dairy products, tinned and dried goods.

Their food reaches vulnerable men, women and children of all ages and backgrounds who have fallen on difficult times and includes: homeless people, children living below the poverty line, refugees and low income families. The types of groups they support include hostels, schools, food banks, and community centres.

 

Their work is about more than just meals – without their service one in five of the charities and community groups supported,  would potentially have to close. Receiving FareShare Midlands food provides average savings of £7,900 which helps charities to continue providing vital support to thousands of vulnerable people.

Community groups, schools and charities can become a member of FareShare Midlands by completing an application form and by having a kitchen inspection by one of their staff. We then work with them to supply the types of food they need. Individual members of the public can access our food via these frontline organisations. They can be contacted by email enquiries@fareshare-eastmidlands.org.uk 

David Nieper takes Community Support Online

Alfreton based fashion firm David Nieper has launched a new online forum

The Spirit of Alfreton as part of their ongoing commitment to the local community.

 

The aim is to give the community a voice and provide a forum for local people to come together, share information, help each other and provide a solid base of support for the town as we navigate these difficult times.

 

The family business has been at the heart of the community and one of the town’s largest employers for almost 60 years, during which time they have been have been proud to create local jobs, sponsor and improve the local school and offer specialist training.

 

David Nieper CEO, Christopher Nieper commented:

 

“We are facing unprecedented days which are impacting every member of our community. I believe the best way for us to come through and prevail is to stand together.

 

This site is our contribution to overcoming the challenges ahead. It is a means to stay in touch, share thoughts, support vulnerable people in our community and communicate important information.

 

This is a space where help, encouragement and the spirit of our remarkable town will be displayed for all to see and benefit.”

 

Spirit of Alfreton Editor, Laura Hammond added:

 

“The site is designed so that that the whole community can benefit, there are sections for families, parents, schools, businesses and community groups to chat and share their news.

 

It is easy to use, simple to register and we welcome your feedback. It is also completely free – so do please join in. You can send us your ideas, offer to help vulnerable neighbours, pass on suggestions and exchange views.

 

Our goal is to work together as community to help bring Alfreton to better times.”

 

For further information contact

David Nieper Press Office

Lauraine.jordan@davidnieper.co.uk

07904 257687

News Headlines

Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilFriday, April 9th, 2021 at 4:05pm
Alfreton Town Council are deeply saddened to hear of the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Councillor Marlene Bennett MBE said:

On behalf of the Council and Officers, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to HRH Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family. We hope we can speak on behalf of Alfreton residents in showing our respect at this time to our nations' Royal Family.

Due to Covid-19 a hard copy book of condolence will not be available, an online book is available at Amber Valley Borough Council https://www.ambervalley.gov.uk/book-of-condolence

If you wish to pay your respects by laying flowers, these can be placed outside Alfreton House.
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Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, April 8th, 2021 at 7:32pm
As a beacon of hope Alfreton Town Council would love to see everyone grow a sunflower in their front gardens or in pots if you do not have a garden, supporting AVBC's initiative.
We would like to see the whole of the Borough brought to life with colour, hopefully all four Town Councils will be taking part. Alfreton, Belper, Heanor and Ripley.
Please all get involved and share your creations with us, let’s see who can nurture the biggest Sunflower!
A few will be planted in Alfreton House – watch out for them soon…
Support the High Street and buy local, seeds can be purchased from Taylors Corn Stores, Gee Jays, Co-op, Wilkos and if there is anywhere else, let us know...
Some guidance can be found here:
https://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/how-to-grow-sunflowers/#:~:text=When%20to%20plant%20sunflower%20seeds&text=Sow%20sunflower%20seeds%20from%20April,has%20passed%2C%20from%20early%20June
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Alfreton Town CouncilWednesday, April 7th, 2021 at 7:34pm
April Bulletin is out now. DUWC opening Centres from next Monday. If you want a copy of our Bulletin, please message us. Please share widely.
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Alfreton Town CouncilSunday, April 4th, 2021 at 10:04am
🐣🐇HAPPY EASTER🐤🐰
Alfreton House has been decorated following several competitions in schools, it looks bright and spring like 🐣🌻💐
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Alfreton Town Council updated their profile picture.Sunday, April 4th, 2021 at 10:00am